UTair has signed a firm contract with Airbus for 20 A321 aircraft during.
This is the largest order for the type received from a carrier in Russia and the first time that UTair has ordered Airbus aircraft.
UTair-operated A321s will feature a single-class cabin layout seating 220 passengers.
The airline is planning to operate these new aircraft to further develop its charter network of popular leisure destinations.
”The signing of the contract on the delivery of new A321s demonstrates our firm intentions to continue to grow and strengthen our positions among leading Russian carriers.
“The chosen A321 aircraft fully meets the requirements of our fleet modernisation programme, aimed at providing reliable operations, improving the level of service and developing the network,” said Andrey Martirosov, UTair chief executive.
UTair, founded in 1967, operates a fleet of some 200 aircraft to over 60 domestic and some 40 international destinations.